Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb Mc Laughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Dacre Montgomery, Linnea Berthelsen, Cara Buono.There’s a major hate story coming out of the tabloids this week regarding Winona Ryder and it’s making my heart sad this morning. What did Winona ever do to anyone besides make amazing movies in the 80s/90s? Apparently Johnny’s heard her comments and couldn’t care less and I’m sure G is laughing somewhere exotic. It seems his golden boy veneer is losing its shine with his latest bomb. I’m just pointing out things aren’t what they were ten years ago. She’s dyed her hair white and is slamming ex-fiance Johnny Depp and ex-friend Gwyneth Paltrow to anyone that will listen.
The actress made a rare red carpet appearance with long-term boyfriend Scott Mackinlay Hahn at the premiere of her new movie, "Experimenter," during the New York Film Festival on Tuesday.Ryder looked cute and casual wearing a classic LBD.Gaten Matarazzo’s comic timing is continually entertaining, Caleb Mc Laughlin makes the most of his expanded role and Brown’s ability to summon emotion is as impressive as her character’s ability to walk between worlds.And as it wraps up Season Two, it summons some of its most propulsive and emotionally effective storytelling.The good news is, the show’s core cast remains an extremely versatile and effective ensemble, and once the story kicks into a higher gear about halfway through the nine-episode season, a lot of the old magic returns.
There are missteps in the second season, many of them revolving around thin or unfortunate writing for some of the new characters.That said, the show’s chief accomplishment — aside from thousands of Halloween-costume tributes to its characters — is getting so many people to greedily binge on a story that is, at its core, about profound and lasting trauma.The men, women and children of Hawkins have PTSD or worse, and the pop-culture trappings help lighten the earnest examinations of painful memories and harrowing relationships.Johnny and Winona were engaged for several years, before calling the relationship off.Johnny got a tattoo for his fiance that read “Winona Forever.” He had it altered to “Wino Forever” after they split up.But once you get past the clunky first few installments — which largely restate much of what occurred last season and set up plot points that were easily inferred from the trailers — the drama’s momentum picks up noticeably.